Fela1
4.6 / 5 Rated by 810 members
Review from Stepf

Top notch Broadway comes to L.A.! This show had the most kick-ass musicians and dancers busting out Fela Kuti's legendery Afro-funk jams and some beautiful original pieces. Such an amazingly gifted cast. I alternately wanted to boogie and got...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Amy J.

Amazing energy and dancing. Knew of his music, but not so much of his struggles, and the brutal Nigerian politics that plagued Fela.

reviewed Dec 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Guy Hubbard

Great music, vibrant dancing and enlightenment.

reviewed Dec 15 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Bianca

My opinion comes from a NON~Bias, NON~Ethnocentric, open minded, art appreciating, and music loving place.

I was humbled to learn so much about FELA. I was not raised knowing this history, but it was the best way to quickly raise my cultural...continued

reviewed Dec 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Loretta Mount

The Shrine (Fela's club) in Lagos, Nigeria was recreated on stage with live musicians. This is where Fela (Sahr Nujah) & his friends told his story in song, dance & acrobatics. Nujah as Fela was amazing; he played his sax while he danced around...continued

reviewed Dec 19 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Antolina Conner

The show was great! The talent amazing! The music unbelievable! I certainly enjoyed the audience participation. It was truly a lot of fun as well as educational.

reviewed Dec 20 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Frangelic2

An uplifting, audience-engaging performance based in a snapshot of musical history with colorful costumes and compelling dance moves! The show entertained audiences with powerful voices from the cast.

reviewed Jan 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Monica Bell

This show was absolutely PHENOMENAL. We enjoyed it tremendously. I wish I had purchased tickets for another day so I could go again.

reviewed Dec 23 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Elise W.

Fela! is a ride. It is to me, what theatre should be. It's interactive, it's alive, it's > entertaining, It's moving. I saw the original Broadway cast and this production is almost as good. The stage was smaller making for a more intimate feel...continued

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Dawn Phillips

Great talent and energy.

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from gwong

high energy fun

reviewed Dec 22 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Judy Conley

It was wonderful, energetic and rich with dance, singing, acting and electrifying dance movements -- You don't want to miss this musical WOW

reviewed Dec 18 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Marg Moss

The show was fantastic! The dancers, singers and theo band were great. I like how they involved the audience in a dance routine. I want to learn some of the movements that the females were doing.
I plan on reading about Fela because I enjoyed...continued

reviewed Jan 05 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Maria L Castorena

The story and dancing where amazing. The music and lead actor were phenominal!

reviewed Jan 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Arlyne Szerman

We had good seats in the mezzanine in row C center.
The show was amazing. The energy level was terrific and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. I would recommend this to anyone who has an interest in human rights and Africa as well as anyone who just...continued

reviewed Jan 10 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from pat lester

You cannot stand still at this production. The music is so powerful and the dancing is as great as it gets,.. so much energy. Also a great history lesson, the actor portraying Fela does it with skill and vigor! We were way in the back but still...continued

reviewed Jan 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Ralph Davis

Awesome show, so glad I was finally able to see the play.

reviewed Jan 04 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Richard Moyer

Great in New York, great in LA

reviewed Dec 17 2011 report as inappropriate
Review from Ro

Mesmerizing and energy-filled. The magic started the moment we entered the theater with the casual staging of having the band for the performers already in "club" mode, playing to the audience. The the electricity started with the incredible...continued

reviewed Jan 18 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Lorna Mouton Riff

The extradordinary life of a man who fought for the love of his country and continent, conveyed with the stirring music and dance of Nigeria, and powerfully telling the tragic events of the government attack on his compound. The interaction...continued

reviewed Jan 08 2012 report as inappropriate
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